Grants:Project/Rapid/Cameroon/Wiki Loves Africa 2022 in Cameroon

Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2022
Wiki Loves Africa is an annual continental photo contest held on the African continent to increase the number of visuals and audio visuals of African origin for use on various Wikimedia projects. This will be the 7th Wiki loves Africa contest to take place in Cameroon.
targetWikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, Wikidata
start date15 February
start year2022
end date31 August
end year2022
budget (USD)4 668.64 USD
grant typeOrganization
granteeBile reneEugene233
contact(s)• wikimediacugcameroon(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group
website (if applicable)

Please see the sample Contest application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Organize the contest this year in Centre, Littoral, South-West and far-north regions of Cameroon
  2. Recruit and engage new contributors
  3. Emphasis on training sessions by professionnal photographers to facilitate newers about photography work
  4. Share useful skills of how to contribute to wikicommons and how to contribute useful photos which can be used in other Wikimedia projects.
  5. Train new editors through online photo upload sessions.
  6. Add more images about Home and Habitat in our country
  7. Create awareness about the Wikimedia movement and its activities.

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?

Cameroon is focusing its activities of the Wiki Loves Africa Cameroon 2022 competition on four cities (Buea, Yaoundé, Douala and Maroua).

Each month we will have an activity in each of the cities from the official launch (February 15, 2022).

  1. Awareness on social networks from January
  2. Distribution of posters and flyers from January
  3. Workshop about 16 events including Training sessions + PhotoWalk + Uploads session and how to participate : 3 events in Buea, 5 events in Yaounde, 3 events in Douala and 5 events in Maroua, from February-March-April
  4. A photo exhibition (5 best images) will take place at local structure with closing ceremony
  5. Jury work sessions
  6. Closing ceremony
  7. Post contest integration edit-a-thon : 1 or 2 events to be held

2. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal? You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
You may also provide information about external social media channels you may be using.

We have an address book of former participants in our previous contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth). We will use our social media channels, news, television, Creation of posters and flyers, t-shirts... We will also use the network of photographers with whom we have partnerships.

3. How will you let participants know about the contest? In what ways will you be communicating with them?
For example, these can include on-wiki spaces, social media channels, mailing lists, messaging apps, or physical/online gatherings.

We will have a panel of 2 or 3 judges who will set criteria for best images and use these as a basis to select the best images for local awards.

4. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
Note: Grantees, judges, and other contest leaders are ineligible to receive prizes. Grantees who are serving as judges may not receive gifts through grant funding.

We will have a panel of judges (made up of professional photographers from each region) who will establish criteria for the best images and use them as the basis for selecting the best images for local awards.

5. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?

6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined on the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:

WLA2022CMR Risk assessment tool

7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Activities will be host in Douala, Yaounde, Buea and in northern Cameroon. We except a success event in all regions this year.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

For photo contests:

  1. Number of participants: 20+
  2. Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 200+
  3. Number of articles created or improved: 10+
  4. Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: More than 50

For writing contests:

  1. Number of participants
  2. Number of articles created or improved


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Team Members

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

No. Item Number Sessions Unit Cost (FCFA) Total cost (FCA) Total (USD) Notes
1 Participant's transport 20 16 1000 320000 $551.72 Contributor's transport
2 Trainer's urban transport per session 2 3 5000 30000 $51.72 Trainers urban transport(in the town)
3 Transport Yaounde - Douala 1 3 15000 45000 $77.59 Interurban Transport for trainer
4 Transport Yaounde - Buea 1 3 20000 60000 $103.45 Interurban Transport for trainer
5 Transport Yagoua - Maroua 1 5 10000 50000 $86.21 Interurban Transport for trainer
6 Accommodation (Douala, Buea, Maroua) 1 11 10000 110000 $189.66 Trainer rest
7 Venue - event room (Douala, Buea, Maroua) 1 11 20000 220000 $379.31 Venue
8 Snack & Foods All towns 1 16 25000 400000 $689.66 Restaurant
9 Restaurant for Professionnal Photographers 4 2 5000 40000 $68.97 Restaurant
10 Transport of Professional Photographers 4 4 5000 80000 $137.93 Photographer's urban transport
11 Prizes (3 winners) 1 1 265000 265000 $456.90 Gift - Award
12 Photos and certificates print 3 1 45000 135000 $232.76 Printing
13 Closing ceremony (Venue, Snack, Food...) 1 1 150000 150000 $258.62 Award ceremony
14 Jury Transport 4 1 10000 40000 $68.97 Transport fees
15 Jury gift 1 4 10000 40000 $33,79 Gift
16 Covid-19 tools 1 4 10000 40000 $68.97 Covid-19
17 Internet 1 16 10000 160000 $275.86 Data fees
18 Communication (presse ecrite, blogs, reseaux sociaux) 1 1 50000 50000 $86.21 All contest communication
19 Media tour (émission radio, Tv…) 4 1 25000 100000 $172.41 Radio and Tv communications
20 Tee-shirts 30 1 5000 150000 $258.62 Contest Branding
21 Notepads 30 1 2500 75000 129.31 Take notes during sessions
22 Caps 12 1 3000 36000 $62.07 Branding contest
23 Roll-ups 1 1 75000 75000 $129.31 For Yaounde
24 Contingency Amount 1 1 10000 10000 $17.24 Unforeseen expenses
25 Bank fees 1 1 26810 26810 $46.22 Bank restriction payment
Total: 2707810 $4 668.64


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  • My full   Support to this experienced team Anthere (talk) 21:21, 17 December 2021 (UTC)